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A computational paradigm for the optimisation of steel building structures based on cost and carbon indexes in early design stages

Eleftheriadis, S and Dunant, CF and Drewniok, MP and Rogers-Tizard, W (2017) A computational paradigm for the optimisation of steel building structures based on cost and carbon indexes in early design stages. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 64-73..

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Abstract

The study explores a practical engineering paradigm that aims to augment the cost and carbon analysis of steel building structures. Cost and carbon functions were developed specifically for this purpose including raw material, fabrication, design, fire protection, and erection components. A customised computational model for the analysis of structural alternatives is investigated. The proposed model is tested in an actual building case where several benchmark designs are computed. The outputs from the model are compared with a small number of actual design alternatives which were developed by engineering practitioners. The proposed method can significantly increase the understanding of the design space's boundaries whilst the computed solutions have exhibited enhanced cost and carbon performance compared to actual designs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div D > Structures
Div A > Energy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2017 01:21
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2017 01:55
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